Digital meal voucherComparison Foodji as an alternative for a canteen

Meal vouchers as employee catering? We introduce you to Foodji !

Meal vouchers are a form of monetary recognition. But despite their apparent advantages, the question arises as to what extent these vouchers actually contribute to employee loyalty .

We compare the Foodji food vending machine with meal vouchers and summarize the most important facts about Foodji for you:

  • Available 24/7
  • No administrative effort
  • Promoting a positive corporate culture
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Comparison of Foodji food vending machine vs. meal vouchersAlternative canteen: employees enjoy food from the FoodjiDigital meal voucher
Meal vouchers
Fresh, high-quality food
High quality and freshness of dishes
Possible lack of diversity
Selection of hot & cold dishes
+300 hot & cold main courses, snacks & drinks
Mostly only cold counters and repetitive assortment
Opening hours
Around the clock
Limited opening hours
Administrative expenses
No administrative effort: seamless integration into employees' net wages
Billing and subsidization as an administrative expense
Recovery time for employees
+30 min more time: Reservation of your favorite dish in advance & catering on site
Route to the supermarket or restaurant, no pre-selection possible
Sustainability & food waste
Zero food waste concept
7% of food is disposed of in retail every year. Source:
Tax-free‍ meal allowance
Allowance for meals & other tax-free gifts (drinks & snacks) possible
Employee benefit
Investment in employees
Subsidized via meal vouchers, but no team get-together during the break
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For more employee satisfaction and energy in the workplace

A key factor in meeting the needs of the team on their working days is employee catering. The availability of fresh food in the company signals appreciation towards the employees and contributes to employee loyalty. A high level of employee satisfaction leads to lower staff turnover and a better working atmosphere. Find out here how the Foodji food vending machine ensures greater satisfaction in the workplace and in everyday working life.

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  • A solution for employee catering, such as Foodji, promotes a balanced diet with a fresh and healthy range of meals and thus the concentration, productivity and long-term health of employees.
  • In-house catering helps to increase employee satisfaction as it provides the team with a pleasant and social environment in which they can exchange ideas and relax. This also encourages interaction, which improves team cohesion and the working atmosphere and strengthens employee loyalty.
  • Catering directly at the workplace allows access to food around the clock: employees do not have to leave their working environment to find a meal. This saves time during the working day and promotes efficient use of working time.
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Foodji or meal vouchers?What do you want for your company?

In today's business world, competition for talent is becoming increasingly intense and companies are faced with the challenge of offering attractive employee benefits in order to attract and retain skilled workers in the long term. Even if a supermarket or restaurant can offer a wide range of different products and dishes, many of these are not suitable for a healthy and fresh lunch break. On top of this, there's the walk, which makes it impossible to enjoy the break to the full. Those who work in shifts are faced with closed doors by 10 p.m. at the latest.
An analog or digital meal voucher offers no added value in these cases. Foodji provides a 24/7 freshness concept with numerous meals and snacks directly at the workplace. This allows employees to spend their break together with colleagues and make the most of their recovery time.

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Low cost
Fresh & high quality food
Uncomplicated, fast solution
From 30 employees present daily
Open around the clock
Shortened recovery due to shopping
No alternating break offer
Regulated & limited opening hours
Fresh & high quality food

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Foodji

What is the Foodji food vending machine?

The Foodji food vending machine is a healthy and flexible employee catering solution for companies. Employees can reserve their favorite dishes 6 hours in advance via app and screen and - if offered by the company - redeem the subsidy. Subsidized meals are one of the most popular employee benefits, as only a small personal contribution is required and a healthy meal helps to motivate, strengthen and retain employees.
This benefits not only employees in a 9-5 job, who use their lunch break more efficiently, but also shift workers. The Foodji is available around the clock and provides companies with 30 employees or more with +300 fresh main meals, snacks and drinks.

What food is served during the "lunch break"?

Many companies pay attention to health and sustainability when it comes to workplace nutrition. To this end, these restaurants often cook healthy dishes such as salads or more vegetarian dishes or less meat in addition to the classic currywurst. The gastronomic offer is also rounded off by the provider with a selection of delicious food and drinks. After all, access to the right food at the lunch table (by this we don't just mean classic lunch, but your meal at work, no matter what time) promotes concentrated and productive work. For this reason, the company cafeteria, and with it the choice of the right cafeteria meal, is a popular health management tool.

Can Foodji be used as a supplement to the canteen?

Many larger employers use Foodji as a supplement to their existing catering. Especially for companies with extended break times (e.g. night shifts), this is a decisive advantage for covering demand beyond the lunch break. With Foodji, opening hours can be easily extended at moderate cost. This primarily affects productionon and logistics companies or hospitals. But also offices with flexible working models also benefit from this. Branch offices or companies with a large campus are also popular use cases for a Foodji as a canteen supplement. This means that everyone in the team - regardless of location/campus - can enjoy the benefits of communal catering.

How often do the dishes in the foodji change?

The foodji is freshly filled several times a week on specified days. The menu changes with each filling. The purpose of this is to ensure that the menu is tailored to your team. If your team often orders salads, meat or vegetarian meals, more salads, meat dishes or vegetarian meals will be offered. The food at Foodji tastes as fresh as you know it from a usual company restaurant. Due to the variety, it is possible to order a different main dish at Foodji every day for up to eight weeks. For every taste there is a varied, delicious lunch at the canteen or breakfast. What is your favorite canteen food?

What purpose do extended opening hours serve?

Not every team member has the opportunity to take part in the traditional lunch service from Monday to Friday. Especially people whose working day is divided into shifts or takes place at the weekend do not benefit from the catering option in this case. With a restaurant that is open around the clock or at least has extended opening hours, everyone can be catered for. The purpose: this communicates appreciation and promotes health and satisfaction. Especially during the night shift, it is important for the body to eat healthily and prevent cravings. This can be promoted by the employer through a balanced menu and varied cuisine.

Is there an option for companies to offer a meal subsidy at Foodji?

Yes, as with a traditional canteen, the employer can subsidize the daily meal (main courses, breakfast until 11 a.m., snacks, drinks) at Foodji tax-free. Thanks to the intelligent system of the Foodji system makes it easy to ensure that all tax conditions, such as the non-cash benefit value, are met. It may also be the case that external persons at your location have access to the Foodji (e.g. visitors or employees of other companies). In this case, it is ensured that only employees have access to the allowance. The subsidy can be adapted for a wide variety of use cases.

Compared to innovative approaches such as the Foodji, conventional meal vouchers do not seem to make the desired contribution to creating a strong employee community and a lively exchange within the company.